Alan Baker's blog: Social Responsibility
US Chamber of Commerce Loses Another Member // 10.06.2009
So Apple has just joined the list of recent companies, Nike, PG&E, Exelon and PNM Resources, who have quit their memberships in the US Chamber of Commerce over their oppositions to climate change policies.
Many companies, like Nike, that quit the Chamber's board of directors, have tried to build reputations as green and sustainable companies, and it's clear that aligning with organizations that... More »
Physician and anthropologist, Dr. Paul Farmer has dedicated his life to curing infectious diseases in some of the most destitute places in the world. It's his crusade, to transform and reinvent the global health care model by finding a solution that works in the world's poorest and consequently sickest countries.
Farmer has been making significant progress in countries like Haiti, Peru, Russia,... More »
People engage in philanthropic endeavors because it's the right thing to do, and sometimes when we're lucky, the causes we care deeply about have an economic incentive. But what about when philanthropy doesn't work economically? Should we abandon the endeavor, or should we go forward anyway?
Obviously this is a difficult question only you can answer. The keys of course are if you... More »
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